Liverpool are tracking AZ Alkmaar midfielder Teun Koopmeiners, according to reports in the Italian media.
It is believed the 23-year-old is being targeted as a possible replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum, who is expected to leave Anfield when his contract expires in the summer.
Koopmeiners generally plays in a holding midfield role for AZ, and fans on Twitter think he could well be the ideal fit for what the Reds are looking for:
Yes please, Dutch De Bruyne 🔥🥵
— wesley omaticus (@WOmaticus) April 4, 2021
A monster of a midfielder
— baboucarr senghore (@babs17GRTS) April 4, 2021
He's 23 and has never been injured, brilliant left-foot, impressive work rate, very good in 50-50 duels, strong, pretty quick and can play as a 6 when needed. In two words, Klopp player
— B (@BCarauleanu) April 4, 2021
This is just a gini regen 😂
— Curtis Lad 🔥 (@Champions_Pool) April 4, 2021
Uff!!! What a player if true
— JD13 19🥇 #Unbearable 🧢🌍 (@jude13jd) April 4, 2021
We love our dutch players❤️😁
— AlexLFC🔴 (@Alex10216075) April 4, 2021
The dude has been a monster this year, but didn’t know anything about him until this season
— LFC Chris Ⓜ️ (@PopcodLFC) April 4, 2021
As a Dutchman i would like this very much. But he will need some amount of time to get used to pl standards, Dutch league isn't that strong.
— Martijn (@Shiffer02) April 5, 2021
This guy is perfect can play 6, 8 and as a CB, prefer him to bissouma or berge
Bring him and a 10 and we are sorted
— Alex Leonte (@AlexLeonte9) April 4, 2021
The Netherlands international’s statistics this season are seriously impressive, having scored 17 goals and provided seven assists in 37 appearances.
However, you have to keep in mind a lot of those are penalties, while he is also excellent from free kicks with an ability to hit the target with his strong left foot.
Although a defensive midfielder by trade, Koopmeiners has also been employed further forward, as well as occasionally playing as a centre-half so, like Wijnaldum, he has plenty of strings to his bow.